The Extracanonical Hartnell May 28, 2013 9:31:46 GMT
Post by misterharry on May 28, 2013 9:31:46 GMT
I would like to suggest that the sentences above be removed from the Venus entry and instead be replaced with:
Adventure Seed: The Final End?
The TARDISeers arrive on Venus 30,000 years after Venusian Lullaby. They have overcome their technical limitations but now every ship they fire into orbit is shot down by an unknown alien race. Your time travellers will need to find out what the aliens want and/or how to get around them if they are to save the Venusians from extinction.
Although you're right, it is largely conjecture on the part of the Doctor, I believe that it is the intent of the author that the Venusians are a doomed race and we have no evidence that they survived. The Venusians do appear in a much more recent spin-off, the Senor 105 novella By the Time I Get to Venus. Precise timescales are unknown, but this story is set a long time after Venusian Lullaby, the planet is now a barren desert and the Venusians are still resigned to their fate.
However, in cases like these, I'm happy for Siskoid to be the arbiter as to what to include.